Thursday’s chapel began with a group of Blackhawk students reading a passage from the Bible in different languages. Liz Coats, Bailey Brouwer, Will Davidson, Robyn Garcia, Sharon Kim and Jessica Yang read in languages ranging from German to Chinese. This was a perfect demonstration of how being real and letting our light shine before others is a universal concept.
Matthew 5:16: “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Pastor Erich Dubach began his sermon by saying, “The goal is to see your reality through God’s eyes.” This chapel was about being real with other Christians. The world can see us when we fake it with each other. Why would they believe that we are going to be any different with them? We are an avenue through which God can touch the world so it is important for us to not be judgmental and put up a false front with each other.
The purpose of being a Christian is to show others what God can do in our lives. In order to do this, we must first accept Christ into our hearts if we haven’t already. If we claim to be Christians, it is necessary for us to pray for the non-believers in our school and to help new believers as they begin a new journey.
Matthew 5:13: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. ‘You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.'”